New Delhi: A day ahead of counting of votes for Delhi Assembly polls, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) rebel MLA Kapil Mishra on Monday hit out at his former boss and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by saying that it shouldn’t be surprising if Kejriwal loses election from the New Delhi seat.
“The people’s mandate is with the BJP. We know the reality as we have worked on the ground. I must say, there is nothing to be surprised if Kejriwal gets defeated from New Delhi constituency,” Mishra said while speaking to ANI. The BJP leader slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), of which he was formerly a member and served as a minister in Kejriwal’s cabinet, for raising questions on the working of the Election Commission over a delay in the announcement of final polls percentage.
Mishra later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after he fell out with the AAP leadership. “It is worrying that AAP is raising fingers on the EC and EVMs. This is because they know the mood of the people of Delhi and realized that BJP is going to win and form the government in the national capital,” he said. BJP candidate Sunil Yadav is contesting against Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency. Earlier in the day, Yadav declared that he would not contest another election if he lost.
“Gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda and the entire organization for reposing their faith in me. Kejriwal will lose New Delhi, that is for sure. If I lose, I will never contest another election and will associate myself only with organizational work,” he tweeted.
“Arvind Kejriwal knows he is losing his election that is why he has started preparing the ground to blame EVMs on February 11,” he said in another tweet. The counting for 70 Assembly seats in Delhi will take place on Tuesday.